Evaluation of Patient-Reported Outcomes with Etanercept in P
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Patients with moderate-to-severe psoriasis can have symptoms resulting in significant impact on patient-reported outcomes (PROs). The effect of etanercept (ETN) in moderate-to-severe psoriasis patients who previously received apremilast (APR) was studied, including impact on PRO endpoints.

In this multicenter, open-label, single-arm, phase 4 estimation study, patients with moderate-to-severe psoriasis who did not have adequate response to APR in the opinion of the investigator received ETN 50mg subcutaneous (SC) twice weekly for 12 weeks, followed by ETN 50mg SC once weekly for an additional 12 weeks. Analysis was conducted for PROs directly and by the Psoriasis Area and Severity Index (PASI) achievement thresholds.

Of the 80 patients enrolled, the Psoriasis Symptom Inventory (PSI; total and individual items) had substantial improvement at weeks 12 and 24. Improvement in PSI total score in patients who achieved PASI 50, -75, and -90 at week 12 was 57% (30), 67% (24), and 83% (18), respectively and at week 24 was 56% (40), 68% (29), and 80% (25). DLQI responders by PASI 50, -75, and 90 achievements were 69%, 68%, and 90%, respectively, at week 12 and 68%, 77%, and 82% at week 24. The percent of patients reported being “very satisfied” or “satisfied” with treatment at week 12 was 79%, 81%, and 100%, respectively, and at week 24 was 77%, 86%, and 88%.

Patient-reported symptoms are important outcomes to consider in psoriasis management. ETN provided benefits in patients who did not have adequate response with APR, with improvements seen in both psoriasis symptoms and patient impact.

source: https://jddonline.com/articles/dermatology/S1545961620P0378X/3
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